Introducing DTU Compute at Technical University of Denmark

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Technical University of Denmark – DTU Compute – is the largest center for mathematics and computer science in Denmark. With approximately 200 full-time staff members and postdocs, and around 150 ph.d. students, it has the size of a small faculty in itself.

DTU Compute is located at the center of the DTU campus in Lyngby just north of Copenhagen. DTU Compute is spread across several building, most noticeably the brand new building 324.

DTU Compute is partitioned into 11 Research Sections:

Algorithms, Logic and Graphs
Cognitive Systems
Dynamical Systems
Embedded Systems Engineering
Image Analysis & Computer Graphics
Language-Based Technology
Scientific Computing
Software Engineering
Statistics and Data Analysis

Currently the department is headed by Professor Rasmus Larsen, with Professor Jan Madsen as vice-director, and Kristian Kristiansen as head of Secretarial, IT and Computing facilities.

Each of the 11 research sections is directed by a section head.

DTU Compute offers courses at all levels covering the important parts of mathematics and computer science for a future engineer. A number of the department’s introductory subjects – especially mathematics, statistics and programming – are included in basically all of the DTU study programmes.

All DTU Compute courses are based on an engineering approach which you can use directly in many future jobs. The supply of courses ensures that students may reach the highest level within a wide range of applied mathematics and computer science subjects. When students graduate from DTU, they are well qualified for a position in a scientific environment as well as in industry.

DTU Compute contributes to the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Master og Science and Ph.d. programmes.

All engineering students at DTU have to spend some time at the department as a part of their programme at DTU. Together with our students, we create knowledge and innovation to help shape tomorrow’s society.

Mathematics and computer science are at the root of an enormous wealth of technologies and modern insights – from the artificial pancreas to self-repairing computers, forecasts for surplus wind energy, to social media like Facebook and Google.

Topics include Big data, 3D printing, or tiny sensors placed on clothes or inserted under the skin to measure how we feel and what we need, better foods or bespoke pharmaceuticals. All areas where DTU Compute is engaged in cutting edge research.

DTU Compute encompasses both in-depth theory and practical applications. This allows us to convert new ideas into innovative products and provide public sector consultancy – to the benefit of both the business community and public sector institutions.

DTU Compute takes on problems and challenges from other disciplines and position them in a virtual world where we can build models, perform calculations and run simulations. We can then relate the results from this work back to the real world and find solutions to a wide range of problems.

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